This time the county magistrate simply pressed his forehead and said: "Is there something you are good at, let's talk about it."
The host hurriedly reported several well-known dramas, and deliberately avoided dramas about poor scholars and rich daughters.
The county magistrate heard this and shook his head: "I've heard it. Everyone who is doing it, if you have any favorite jokes, it can be regarded as a staff member for the official."
The grandfather of the county spoke, and suddenly one after another voice rang again in the hall. Some clever people have chosen to sing praises of upright officials, such as Baogongan, Digongan, and Haigongan. They are all officials who punish evil and promote good for the people.
The county magistrate listened for a while, but he didn't find a satisfied one. At this time, a delicate voice came from the gauze on the second floor: "How about "Wang Bao Chuan"?"
The county magistrate raised his eyebrows: "There is nothing new about it, just Wang Baochuan."
The county magistrate is standing upright, which means he wants to listen to the drama well.
Seeing that the county magistrate's performance was finally normal, the class owner was relieved and hurriedly went to the backstage to greet Wang Baochuan.
Li Ji didn't know what Wang Baochuan was talking about, but he could guess a little bit. The county magistrate said that he would think of Li Yan because of his feelings about watching this opera.
The props on the stage were all set up, and soon the stage kicked off.
Only after reading the beginning, Li Ji was out of interest. It was another scene between a young lady and a poor scholar. Li Ji just sipped melon seeds for tea, squinted his eyes, and took a nap.
I don't know how long I slept, and when I woke up, I heard a faint cry next to him. Li Ji opened his eyes and glanced at it. The county magistrate was crying.
Li Ji looked at the stage. The wealthy daughter, who was originally surrounded by gold, silver, pearls, hairpins, brocade, and satin, put on a patched linen dress, carrying a basket in his hand as if digging wild vegetables.
I still sang bad luck today. I only dug up two wild vegetables, and cooked a bowl of soup, but it can satisfy my hunger.
Standing by the stove, the actor had a miserable look and a faint miss, and the tone he sang was missing the husband who was missing.
In a blink of an eye, the female actor was about to go down, and Xue Pinggui, who was in uniform, was about to play.
The county magistrate said to stop: "Let's stop here."
As soon as this was said, the actors on the stage knelt on the ground, for fear that the bad singing there would offend the county magistrate.
The county magistrate said: "I heard people talk about it twice before. I thought it was different, but I can't see it now. This Wang Baochuan gave up his glory and prosperity and suffered in the cold kiln, but in exchange for 18 years of trust. A deep love. In a flash, he became a spouse of another country. It is a tribute to their love between husband and wife. It is better to say that a grudge ruined the girl's 18 years of youth. After this play, there is no need to sing, and I can't find anything to eulogize."
Having said this, the county magistrate wiped the tears from his eyes and said to the Er Gouzi next to him: "Chang'an, you and your mother have suffered a lot of crying over the years, that is, when you look at it from the sidelines, you can know that I was back then. How sorry your mother is. Now your mother is still a lonely grave in the mountains. Tomorrow is a good day. Your mother's only wife will naturally enter our Shen family's grave. I can't walk away from official duties, you are. Dutiful son, personally escort her to the ancestral grave for burial."
After thinking about it, the county magistrate said again: "I have been entangled in official duties for so many years, and I haven't even returned to my hometown. I feel guilty when I think about it. This time you go back and bring a few taels of silver to the clan for repairs. You should follow along. The brothers in the clan know each other, and this is the real recognition of the ancestors."
Er Gouzi nodded, according to what he said before, no matter what the county magistrate said, he just nodded.
Seeing Er Gouzi nodding, the county magistrate sighed again: "In so many years, your mother and daughter don't know how much suffering you have suffered. I can't help you."
This is not only the true heartfelt words of the county magistrate, but also to the people present. Let them believe that the county magistrate felt guilty for his deceased wife because he was interested in watching the opera. That's why when he first found his son, he sent his son out.
Li Ji comforted: "Madam can remember you like this, she has seen it all underground. Now she has been alone in the mountain for too long, and she has been in the ancestral grave of an adult and is with her family. Two… The eldest son went back to recognize his ancestor and his ancestor, and worshipped the ancestral temple. After that, he will no longer be a child without a father."
Li Ji's words followed those of the county magistrate. If a person recognizes his ancestor and returns to his ancestor, he must have defeated his ancestor. Afterwards, it is reasonable to repair houses in the clan to get closer to the clan.
After saying this, the county magistrate didn't even bother to watch the show. Take the two directly away.
When the grandfather of the county left, everyone on the scene was relieved. I really don't know that the bad wind blows the wrong way and sent the ancestor of the county magistrate here. If you come with a smile and walk with a smile, that is the blessing of cultivation in eight lifetimes. But now like this, I happily brought my son's guests over to watch the show, but in the end he was not satisfied with watching two scenes and left directly.
If it hadn't been for the county magistrate to show signs of anger, I'm afraid the theater troupe leader would pack up and run away tonight. The grandfather of Touxian in this county is the heaven. If you offend the grandfather of the county, is there any way to survive?
The corner who just came down came off the stage and asked the class leader gently: "What should I do?"
"What else can I do." The class leader thought about it. This lack of anger should mean that there was nothing serious. "Today this play will continue to sing. But don't sing those scholar-girl plays. Change it to…"
The female character of Wang Baochuan frowned slightly and said, "Dad, I have only been free for such a day a few days in advance. You are not planning me to play."
This female character was bought into the troupe since she was a child, and was brought up by the troupe since she was a child. The actors in this troupe that have been brought up since childhood are called the master's father and the master's wife and mother. It's similar to the brothel Liuxiang, and it's a habit in the lower nines.
This female character has been popular recently, and she is often invited by the big families in the county to perform in operas, which is the time when she is popular. The limelight is in full swing, and it can hold up a theater to sell tickets, and that is the baby bump in the theater troupe.
The class leader was also polite when facing him: "Isn't it the grandfather of the county who didn't listen to your pleasure? This lady scholar, don't sing anything for now. To be on the safe side, I'll talk about it in a month or two. You go and think about it first, I'm Do you still love you?"
The female character also knew the class teacher's concerns, but she was somewhat unconvinced in her heart. I thought it was good luck today to be able to serve the county magistrate for a while. I thought that I would get a lot of rewards after singing the play, but if I got the appreciation, I could go to the Taiyefu of the county in the future, and even be accepted into it. As an actor, how many people don't want to have a good way out?
"You still love me, I think you are rare to be your nearest dear son. It's a pity that people don't look down on our small family, and they don't know if they can stay for a few days." Of course, this dear son is not a real son. It can only be said that the class master has shown him as much attention to him recently as his own son.
Recently, the opera troupe from the provincial capital has performed a few shows, almost full of them. The existing venue here is borrowed.
The young man with oily noodles is more popular than Hua Dan and Tsing Yi. Many people ask him to sing at home, and he has to pick someone.
The host deliberately dug him into his own troupe, but the gap between his own and others' troupe was so great that it was simply incomparable. The only card the class owner can play is how good he is to him in the future. But they were also a baby bump in the original theater troupe, but now the troupe only has greed.
"Are you still jealous? You are a xiaosheng, you are Hua Dan, and you can't grab your job. You can go to remove your makeup to rest, and you've been exhausted recently."
Just when it is popular, it is necessary to take advantage of the popularity to make more money. It is possible to be pushed down by newcomers at any time before becoming everyone over the years.
The three of them walked back in the carriage again. Li Ji picked up the curtain and looked out, which was a familiar street. There are only three streets in this county, and this one is the place to eat, drink and play. I saw that the hotel in front was the one where I met the county magistrate for the first time. Li Ji smiled and said to the county magistrate:
"Look, my lord, we met Dao over there back then. I didn't know that you were the grandfather of the county, and you said a lot of messy things."
The county magistrate looked up at him: "That was also the time when I admired you most."
Li Jigan smiled and said, "I don't seem to see my original appearance now? I just said it nicely."
The county magistrate shook his head: "If you didn't mix with Chang'an, I would appreciate you more."
Li Ji didn't know which string was wrong, and suddenly he said: "Then you don't appreciate me."
The county magistrate threw a stab at him, and Li Ji didn't admit his mistake, but said, "It doesn't matter what you think of me, and Er Gouzi is fine with me."
After speaking, Li Ji took the quick snack and handed it to Er Gouzi's lips. Er Gouzi's eyes fell on the two fingers holding the snack, and he stretched out his tongue to put the fingers in his mouth together.
Li Ji is just angry. How can the grandfather of the county want to give Er Gouzi such a face? He hurriedly pulled his fingers out, his face was hot, thinking about it, straightened up again, and looked at the county magistrate with a smile.
In the eyes of the county magistrate, the smiling face is a pure villain, and you can't see it at all.
The county magistrate turned his gaze away from these hot-eyed things, but he felt amused in his heart that he didn't come.
The carriage went all the way back to the Taiye Mansion of the county. When I returned to the mansion, Li Ji couldn't help but think of what I saw in the county mansion yesterday, so I came here and looked at it more smoothly.
I believe that the county magistrate's scene with the troupe today will spread throughout the county soon. The common people may not know it, but if you have a face and a face, I believe you will get the letter.
Nowadays, the golden phoenix really flew out of the small village, a humble little village girl who turned out to be the lady who has been deeply loved by the county magistrate for more than 20 years.
Many people have paid attention to the Li family in the village, thinking about whether to send some gifts to these people, so that they can say a few good things to the county magistrate in the future, and they will have more opportunities in the future.
What worries them is that the Li family is not good to Li Yan, and can even be said to be unsympathetic, otherwise Li Yan would not be able to go to the mountain alone to dig a hole to live.
At the high gate, everyone has their own way of information. If everything is one step later than others, then there is no possibility of climbing up.
Although the Li family is not good to Li Yan, but Li Yan's son, the only son of the county magistrate, was also taken in by the Li family. Isn't Li Ji regarded as a guest of honor by the county magistrate? Before that, Zhao Ruyue, who had said two bad things about Li Yan, was also thought of by the county magistrate about relatives, and directly pointed to the county prime minister's concubine room.
It can be seen that Li Yan's influence on the county's grandfather is not small, and the county's grandfather Aiwu and Wu's face are accepted by the less decent relatives in Li Yan's family.
In this way, other relatives may also be remembered by the county magistrate to meet, so it should be good to show good things to them.
These people are not sure, so they just find a time to meet and find Xian Cheng together and listen to what Xian Cheng means. If Xian Cheng nodded, there would be some sweetness, let's try it together.
The county Cheng heard what they said, and felt a little blaming them for their troubles. In fact, he really thought a lot.
Now that there are beautiful concubines in his arms, how could the county town have no other thoughts? How furious the county magistrate had seen him on that day, in such a blink of an eye, he personally gave Zhao Ruyue to him as if he hadn't seen it.
Looking at the dowry the county magistrate gave to Zhao Ruyue, it can be seen that the county magistrate is sincere to Zhao Ruyue's kindness.
This Zhao Ruyue is just a niece of Li Yan. The appearance of this is like this, and the family's must be more concerned by the county magistrate.
This is what Xian Cheng thinks. When I see people, I feel it is an eyesore. They come to share a spoonful of pie, which makes Xian Cheng lose the opportunity to seize the opportunity.
But at this time, you can't hide the thoughts in your heart. If you deliberately mislead them for your own sake, and you want to enjoy them alone, then it will be difficult to be a human being in the future.
In this way, even if the county prime minister was unwilling in his heart, he couldn't show it on his face. I can only say: "Here and where do you need to make trouble? Our county magistrate emphasizes love and justice. He can love his wife for 20 years, and naturally he can open his mind to the wife's family."
A crowd of people waited for this sentence, and with this sentence, they were all relieved.
"I'm relieved to hear you say that. This Mr. Shen doesn't get in the oil and salt on weekdays, and we want to be close to nothing. Without the close, I always feel uneasy in my heart, and we can only look at it from the side. Let's start. Otherwise, we won't even be sure whether the adults are in their hearts, and this official will be unsafe."
As soon as the voice fell, I saw a Jia Ding hurried over, holding a brocade box in both hands, looking small, very delicate.
The county prince was having a banquet, and saw Jia Ding like this and felt embarrassed. Frown and said: "What is it? Don't get around the interest of the adults."
That family squeezed his head very low, and he had a crying heart. Trembled: "Master Qi, the official from the county's grandfather's mansion just came here personally to send back the hair crown you gave to the uncle Shen's, and leave a word."
The crown was originally selected by the county prince's housekeeper, so the county prince didn't recognize it.
"What are you talking about?" Xian Cheng felt a little uneasy in his heart.
The Ding tremblingly said: "My lord said… my lord said, you can take a look at this box, can it, can it fit, my head."
Xian Cheng stood up suddenly, and the cold sweat came down at that moment.
The calculations that were full just now, there is only a blank space left in his head.
This is the obvious warning, anyone can see it. And it's at this time, specially selected to come when a group of people came to discuss with the county prime minister. Is this warning the county prince, or is it warning everyone present?
Everyone saw a cold sweat on their foreheads, and even rejoiced that they didn't make their own wise gifts to those relatives of Li Yan. Looking at the performance of the county magistrate today, if he really did that, the official would have done it well.
Xian Cheng turned his head a few times, and finally waved his hand vigorously: "I see, let's go down."
Xian Cheng sat back down, squeezed the teacup and did not drink, just staring blankly. After waiting for a while, he drank the wine in the glass and sighed.
Then he raised his head and said to the crowd: "Obviously, the county magistrate doesn't like this kind of intimacy. What to do in the future still needs to be carefully considered."
As soon as Xian Cheng finished talking about being able to give gifts, he was slapped severely by the county magistrate. It is conceivable that the mood at this time was complicated.
But the other party happened to be the magistrate of a county, and the chief superior of the county. What else can the county Cheng do? Can only suffer.
With such an outcry, all officials of the county, large and small, as well as those businessmen who were eager to move, calmed down and took their thoughts back.
If it were in normal times, the county magistrate would not use such ruthless methods. Because although this works, it is easy to chill, and the usual warnings are mostly circuitous. Had it not been for fear that they would give gifts to please the group of people in the village, thereby exposing Er Gouzi as the son of the county magistrate, the county magistrate would not make such a move.
The people were suppressed all at once, and the rest of the matter was easy to handle.
The county magistrate installed three carriages for Er Gouzi and the things that were immediately prepared in advance, and they all rushed along the path to the forest on the roadside outside Liji Village, and they were blocked by grass. Just waiting for the two to go back, these things will be shipped back together.
In the afternoon, I talked to the county magistrate again, and explained the details before and after. Basically, the county magistrate said that the two listened. Occasionally Li Ji cut in a word, and Er Gouzi was nodding his head the whole time. what is what.
Waiting to arrange everything that can be thought of, it means that Li Ji and Er Gouzi go back to the village to go further.
From now on, the county magistrate sees Er Gouzi again, and he can only look forward to it for two or three days a month.
When I was finished, the county magistrate didn't know what to say.
The six eyes of the three were relatively speechless, and stood in a stalemate for a while.
The county magistrate looked at Er Gouzi, and after struggling for a while, he plucked up the courage and said, "Changan…I, can you hear you call me dad?"
He asked this question carefully, and Li Ji felt sad for the county magistrate.
Li Ji stabbed Er Gouzi, with some doubts on Er Gouzi's face. After holding back in the expectation of the four eyes for a while, he opened his mouth:
"Puff." Li Ji couldn't help but laughed out loud, and the maid and Jia Ding who were waiting afterwards almost couldn't help it. Although it seemed a bit too much to laugh at this time, Er Gouzi did speak surprisingly.
This is Er Gouzi, and it is impossible for others to understand it like this.
Hearing them laugh, Er Gouzi said strangely: "This name is strange, is it the same as Er Gouzi? A crooked name is easy to feed."
"Don't say it." Li Ji resting his forehead with his hands, he almost burst into tears with a smile. Laughing means laughing, but Li Ji knows that at this moment, the county magistrate has the heart to cry.
The county magistrate laughed at everyone around him, and Er Gouzi was really cute, with a smile on his lips, and a bit bitter in his heart. It's a dumbfounding.
"Fine, it's not the time. Chang'an, from now on, only I can call you Chang'an. If you want An Ansheng to stay in the village for a day, you can only be Er Gouzi, not my Chang'an." After the county magistrate finished speaking, he was a little melancholy, "If it weren't for this county magistrate, I would like to live with you in that ravine. Anyway, my son is in front of me and my life will be comfortable."
The county magistrate stood up and said, "You should rest early, and you will continue to perform Minger's play, so save more energy."
The sun has just slanted west, and there is still plenty of sunshine. The two of them couldn't sleep at this early morning.
At this time, the people in the house basically knew the two people's tricks, and the shamelessness of getting along with the two of them was considered as if they hadn't seen it. Anyway, the county magistrate didn't object. Those of them who are subordinates just look at it.
I went to the bamboo forest to tease the birds for a while, then went back to the yard to take a bath.
This time, in line with the principle of economy, only one wooden barrel was used. The barrel was so big that two people would squeeze into one without being crowded. Li Ji acquiesced to Er Gouzi's nastyness, felt the presence of each other in the tub, and Li Ji started to hug Er Gouzi back.
"To be honest, are you pretending to be stupid?" asked immediately.
"What?" Er Gouzi didn't understand.
"It's your father. You should be pretending to be stupid on purpose. You should understand what your father means." Li Ji's tone was firm.
These days, Li Ji said in front of Er Gouzi the grandfather of the county, using "your father". He also explained to Er Gouzi many times what a father is. Even if Er Gouzi can't fully understand this word, the most basic concept is there.
Therefore, when the county magistrate asked him today, Er Gouzi should be clear about the county magistrate's intention. It's just that he didn't want to call Dad, so there was a strange joke of Dad.
Er Gouzi didn't want to lie to Li Ji, and said in a little silence: "Yeah."
Li Ji patted Er Gouzi on the shoulder: "I just asked casually, and you don't care. You decide this kind of thing. It's your right whether you want to call it or not. Don't think too much about it."
Er Gouzi nodded, stretched his head towards Li Ji, and dropped a light kiss on Li Ji's lips: "I will get used to this as soon as possible. You said it is a good thing that I have a father, and that is a good thing."
Because there will be something tomorrow, and it will be very tired if it is not done well, Li Ji rejected Er Gouzi's intention to be unruly, and after the bath, he lay down on the bed and rested.
The next morning, I was going to move Li Yan's grave. In fact, it's hard to say where to move. For the time being, please go to the Taiye's Mansion and place it in the ancestral hall.
After choosing a place with good feng shui on the anniversary of death, it will be the home of the county magistrate and Li Yan from now on.
The two of them were dressed up by a group in the morning. Er Gouzi is a filial son, even though he doesn't need to wear hemp or filial piety, he still needs to wear plain white clothes. Although it is plain, but the material is good, even without the jeweled hair crown, it is very energetic to look at people.
Li Ji is not a filial son, but he had an issue with Er Gouzi. She was also called Li Yanniang, and she also changed into a white dress that was almost white.
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